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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics National level population estimates by year, sex and UK country
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[Collapse]United KingdomPopulation estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2021.Click here to sortUnited KingdomPopulation estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2021.
[Collapse]Great BritainPopulation estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2021.Click here to sortGreat BritainPopulation estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2021.[Collapse]Northern Ireland
[Expand]Click here to sortEngland[Expand]Click here to sortWales[Expand]Click here to sortScotlandPopulation estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2021.[Expand]Click here to sortNorthern Ireland
Mid-year 1991[Collapse]Persons47,875,0352,872,9985,083,33055,831,3631,607,29557,438,658
PersonsMale23,290,6141,390,7232,444,51527,125,852783,15027,909,002
Female24,584,4211,482,2752,638,81528,705,511824,14529,529,656
Mid-year 2001[Collapse]Persons49,449,7462,910,2325,064,20057,424,1781,688,83859,113,016
PersonsMale24,165,5871,408,6712,433,73328,007,991824,27328,832,264
Female25,284,1591,501,5612,630,46729,416,187864,56530,280,752
Mid-year 2011[Collapse]Persons53,107,1693,063,7585,299,90061,470,8271,814,31863,285,145
PersonsMale26,133,1621,504,4752,570,30030,207,937889,32231,097,259
Female26,974,0071,559,2832,729,60031,262,890924,99632,187,886
Mid-year 2018[Collapse]Persons55,924,5283,083,840..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,886,259..|The data item is not available
PersonsMale27,439,9551,512,796..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available927,398..|The data item is not available
Female28,484,5731,571,044..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available958,861..|The data item is not available
Mid-year 2019[Collapse]Persons56,230,0563,087,732..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,898,519..|The data item is not available
PersonsMale27,572,1591,513,796..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available933,850..|The data item is not available
Female28,657,8971,573,936..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available964,669..|The data item is not available
Mid-year 2020[Collapse]Persons56,325,9613,104,483..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,900,523..|The data item is not available
PersonsMale27,596,6431,521,523..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available935,114..|The data item is not available
Female28,729,3181,582,960..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available965,409..|The data item is not available
Mid-year 2021[Collapse]Persons56,554,8913,105,633..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,904,564..|The data item is not available
PersonsMale27,683,6871,519,666..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available936,814..|The data item is not available
Female28,871,2041,585,967..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available967,750..|The data item is not available
Mid-year 2022[Collapse]Persons57,106,3983,131,6405,447,70065,685,7381,910,54367,596,281
PersonsMale27,983,2901,534,8842,646,65932,164,833939,94733,104,780
Female29,123,1081,596,7562,801,04133,520,905970,59634,491,501

Metadata

General description

This dataset provides population estimates for the local authorities in Wales, the English regions and the UK countries for the period from 1991 onwards by sex and single year of age, together with some aggregated age groups.

It should be noted that for mid-2020 there are some definitional changes (particularly affecting the migration components) compared with mid-2019 population estimates data and it is advised users read the Quality and Methodology Information section on the Office for National Statistics website.

For Wales, England, and Northern Ireland, the mid-2021 population estimates are the first population estimates to be based on the 2021 censuses for these countries. For Scotland, the census was moved to 2022, the mid-2022 population estimates are the first population estimates to be based on the 2022 census
This material is Crown Copyright and may be re-used (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.


Data collection and calculation

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Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

Data are produced and reported annually and relate to the 30 June of each year from 1991 onwards.

Users, uses and context

The data presented here are used by central government departments and local authorities for a range of purposes including planning and monitoring of services and as denominators for the calculation of various rates and indicators.

Rounding applied

Data are provided on an unrounded basis although the Office for National Statistics advises that any results presented from these data are rounded to the nearest 100 where practical.

Revisions information

The data presented here reflect changes made to population estimates from 2001 to 2010 in re-basing the data to be consistent with the results of Census 2011 (see weblinks).

The data for Scotland from 2001 to 2010 were revised on 18 March 2022 to correct an error in the age distribution over this period (see weblinks).

This data set was revised for 2012 to 2014 on 3 May 2016 to correct an error of the age distribution in the council areas of Scotland.

Mid-2012 to mid-2016 subnational population estimates for Wales and England were revised on the 22 March 2018, following methodological improvements (see weblinks).

On 23 November 2023, the data set from 2012 to 2020 for Wales and England were rebased to be consistent with the results of Census 2021. Northern Ireland published rebased 2012 to 2020 data on 29 June 2023. Data for Scotland is due to be rebased in the second half of 2024.

Title

Mid-year population estimates (1991 onwards), by Welsh local authorities, English regions and UK countries, by single year of age and sex

Last update

November 2023 November 2023

Next update

Summer 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Mid-year population estimates, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

stats.popcensus@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

Population; UK population; Welsh population; Mid-year population estimates;

Statistical quality

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